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Principal Secretary

State Department for Post Training and Skills Development


Mr. Alfred K. Cheruiyot is the Principal Secretary for Post Training and Skills Development, Ministry of Education. He is an accomplished Executive with significant exposure and expertise in the areas of; Enterprise Management, Business Development, Revenue Generation within start-ups operating in a dynamic environment. Possess solid Management skills with extensive experience in ICT systems. Having worked in Telcos Industry in Senior Positions, he has come up as an astute leader with strong organizational, administrative and analytical skills. He previously worked as CEO of Cerberus Solutions - an ICT consultancy firm and Oracle partner, Communications Authority and The Kenya Posts and Telecoms Corporation.


Mr. Cheruiyot holds an MBA degree in Strategic Management from Moi University, and a BSc from Kenyatta University. He is an Oracle Certified Professional from Oracle University, Midrand South Africa and a certified Sun Microsystems expert.  


He has extensive professional trainings locally and internationally in the areas of ICT and Management among others, having trained in UK, South Africa, ITU Sweden, South Wales and at the famed Silicon Valley in California, USA  where he was training on Sun Microsystems.


Mr. Cheruiyot has a passion in developing other people, and he comes to the State Department of Post-Training with a Passion to improve skills provision in the Country.


Additionally, he engages in Community Responsibilities aimed at uplifting lives of communities by providing access to water and sanitation facilities.


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Prof. Collette A. Suda, PhD, FKNAS, CBS

Chief Administrative Secretary and Principal Secretary
State Department for University Education and Research,
Ministry of Education.



1999 - 2002

Director, Institute of African Studies (IAS), University of Nairobi

2002 - 2007

Director, Board of Common Undergraduate Courses (BCUC), University of Nairobi.

2002 - to-date

 Promoted to Full Professor of Sociology, Institute of African Studies, University of Nairobi

2007 – 2012  Secretary Gender and Social Development, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development.
June 2013-Nov 2015  Principal Secretary, State Department for Science and Technology, Ministry of Education.
Nov 2015-Jan 2018  Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education, Ministry of Education
Jan - July 2018  Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Energy
July 2018 - date  Chief Administrative Secretary and Principal Secretary, StateDepartment for University Education and Research, Ministry of Education


1) The Second Class: Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear (EBS)
2) The First Class: Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (CBS)
3) 2017- Order of Academic Palms (Ordre des Palmes academiques). Awarded by the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of France for
distinguished academics in the field of culture and education.

University of Nairobi   - BA (Hons) Sociology
University of Missouri - Columbia Msc Rural Sociology
University of Missouri - Columbia Msc Community Development
University of Missouri - Columbia PhD Rural Sociology

INAUGURAL LECTURE “Formal monogamy and informal polygyny in parallel :African Family Traditions in Transition”
Delivered at the University of Nairobi on 4th October, 2007

State Department For Post Training & Skills Development


  • To promote an Institutional Framework to devise and implement a national sectoral and workplace strategies to develop and improve the skills of the Kenyan workforce and to integrate those strategies within the National Qualifications Framework
  • Overseeing skills Development among Actors and establishment of sector specific skills Council
  • Establishment and management of institutional frameworks for linking industry skills development and training
  • Implementation of the Industrial attachment Policy
  • Harmonization of skills training at all levels of Training
  • Management of National Skills Development Fund
  • Implementation of National apprenticeship Policy
  • Development and implementation of Employment Data Base system with linkages to all cadres of graduates and jobs in the market
  • Assessing industrial training, Testing and Occupational Skills and awarding Certificates including Government Test Certificates
  • Registration and approval of Professional Bodies
  • To improve productivity in the workplace and the competitiveness of Employers
  • To promote self employment
  • To improve the delivery of social services


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